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Related: Editorials & Other Articles, Issue Forums, Alliance Forums, Region Forums# 7wo7rees has passed away

She was my wife of 20 years. She was a muckraker and finger-pointer, a community first activist.

She and I found DU from Bartcop just after 9/11 when we all turned to the internet to find answers. She clutched it deep in her bosom and befriended many of you. DU was her first and last stop online everyday.

She was found not breathing this weekend after a wellness check by a mutual friend. Her alcohol addiction consumed her. No attempts to snuff the daily rituals to beat back demons bigger than the both of us would prevail. She was 65.

She posted and was tombstoned here as Anarchy1999 and Stands With A Fist and a few others. I am confident she was reading DU on her last day.

I love her and I miss her and I know she has found comfort, finally. She really loved you guys. Please remember well 7wo7rees.

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#### Cha

(294,597 posts)#### judesedit

(4,427 posts)#### róisín_dubh

(11,774 posts)Alcoholism is a hell of a beast. I hope she finds peace in the Great Beyond and my condolences to you.

#### electric_blue68

(14,343 posts)as someone who loves trees.

Ah, geeeebz. So sorry. 😔

#### blogslug

(37,925 posts)May you find peace ❤️

#### Blue Owl

(49,345 posts)She will be missed, and condolences to you DJ Porkchop….

#### canetoad

(17,006 posts)Sending good wishes and support.

#### Rhiannon12866

(200,568 posts)As for her alcohol addiction, I am especially sorry, speaking as a member of AA since 2008. She will be truly missed here.

#### TexasTowelie

(110,320 posts)We interacted occasionally and I'll miss her voice on DU.

#### Cadfael

(1,290 posts)#### sinkingfeeling

(51,003 posts)#### nolabear

(41,825 posts)I hope she found some happiness here. She’ll be missed.

#### virgdem

(2,111 posts)May her memory be a blessing.💔

#### Grumpy Old Guy

(3,058 posts)#### sakabatou

(41,993 posts)#### Duncanpup

(12,597 posts)#### LoisB

(6,867 posts)but it will welcome her in peace.

#### TreasonousBastard

(43,049 posts)#### Nevilledog

(50,090 posts)We will remember her well.

#### alwaysinasnit

(5,027 posts)#### elleng

(128,928 posts)#### BlueWaveNeverEnd

(7,067 posts)#### KS Toronado

(16,307 posts)#### a kennedy

(29,261 posts)#### cate94

(2,788 posts)#### Duppers

(28,074 posts)She was one of my favorite DUers. I always have her posts a recommendation when I saw them.

Sending my deepest condolences to you. She will be missed here.

#### niyad

(110,955 posts)comfort for you and all who loved her. Your DU family is here for you.

Rest quiet at last, dear one. You are missed.

#### No Vested Interest

(5,150 posts)Response to DJ Porkchop (Original post)

No Vested Interest This message was self-deleted by its author.

#### The_REAL_Ecumenist

(692 posts)my pswrd for my original acct after fighting and surviving cancer). I LOVED her and please accept my deepest heartfelt condolences for her passing. Once your heart heals, may her memory soon be a source of blessings, peace and smiles. Blessings, DJ Porkchop & safe & healing journey home, 7wo7rees...

#### malaise

(266,746 posts)#### DFW

(53,753 posts)It didn't work out due to medical issues on my end, plus scheduling difficulties added on top of it. She was a gentle, yet feisty soul. I hope she has found the peace she was looking for.

Here are the four of us, from our first meet-up in Dallas a couple of years ago: DJ, 7wo7rees, me and my wife:

Happier times........

She treasured you, like so many others on this thread. It really was an important part of her life. Thank you all for your kind words.

Treasure those around you and online. We are real people with real feelings. Love to all.

#### hlthe2b

(101,275 posts)#### CaliforniaPeggy

(148,879 posts)especially her beloved husband.

I am in shock.

May she rest in peace.

#### highplainsdem

(48,474 posts)#### spooky3

(34,049 posts)#### MuseRider

(34,018 posts)to read this. May she rest in peace. It is a horrible disease and I am sorry it has taken her. Come here often if you are lonely. We will help you through it. Again, I am so terribly sorry.

#### progressoid

(49,616 posts)#### vercetti2021

(10,107 posts)#### IrishAfricanAmerican

(3,750 posts)#### littlemissmartypants

(22,091 posts)#### murielm99

(30,561 posts)We interacted a few times. She will be remembered here and missed.

#### pazzyanne

(6,474 posts)May she have had a gentle passing.

I will miss her posts and comments.

Take good care of yourself during your time of grief.

Hugs and Prayer!

#### Hekate

(89,645 posts)🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸

#### orleans

(33,857 posts)wishing you peace and strength for your heart and spirit

7wo7rees will be missed.

#### SWBTATTReg

(21,610 posts)#### raccoon

(31,054 posts)#### lostnfound

(16,108 posts)We are sorry for your loss.

#### markie

(22,753 posts)#### Ohio Joe

(21,534 posts)#### hlthe2b

(101,275 posts)#### dawn5651

(596 posts)#### Mousetoescamper

(2,783 posts)Condolences.

#### AllyCat

(15,872 posts)#### Celerity

(42,034 posts)#### tavernier

(12,265 posts)losing a family member.

#### AmBlue

(3,045 posts)And send my sincere condolences.to you. May she rest in peace.

#### Marthe48

(16,370 posts)Thank you for letting us know she passed away.

R.I.P.

#### Hortensis

(58,785 posts)How lovely to hear what this community and her special friends here meant to her.

Stay well

#### Hope22

(1,449 posts)I’m so sorry to hear this. Bartcop brought so many of us together. I hold you and yours in my heart. This is a tough world and a hard place to live. May 7wo7rees find peace. My heart goes out to you. 💗💗🙏💐

#### GPV

(72,376 posts)#### ms liberty

(8,375 posts)#### Wingus Dingus

(8,049 posts)#### 70sEraVet

(3,317 posts)#### malaise

(266,746 posts)Deepest sympathy to her family and friends. She had some great posts here.

#### highplainsdem

(48,474 posts)She will be missed here.

I've lost a couple of friends to alcohol addiction. Both bright, creative people who should have lived much longer. But it can be as deadly an addiction as any other.

Like you, I believe she has found comfort, and healing.

#### OneGrassRoot

(22,914 posts)I am deeply saddened to see this post, and I extend my sincere condolences to you and all who love her. I will miss her more than I can express. There are only a handful of DUers (now) with whom I feel a true connection, and she was one. What a loss for us all though, like you, I'm relieved for her.

#### malaise

(266,746 posts)One week ago

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=17915796

I will miss her

#### BeckyDem

(8,361 posts)I'm glad you left the link. Way too sad, she will be missed.

#### progressoid

(49,616 posts)#### Goddessartist

(1,507 posts)Now she's free of her demons. Sending you love.

#### BeerBarrelPolka

(1,202 posts)I am so very sorry for your loss.

#### cachukis

(2,099 posts)#### GoCubsGo

(32,033 posts)I'm sure she and Bartcop are having a huge meet-up in the next life right now. (I found DU through him, as well.)

#### SpamWyzer

(385 posts)I guess one should find comfort in the end of suffering. It is hard. Rest in Peace 7wo 7rees. I am sorry for your loss DJ Porkchop.

#### BeckyDem

(8,361 posts)Life can be tough, I truly hope she knew she was loved.

My sincere condolences to you, sir.

#### Maeve

(42,160 posts)Know that she will be remembered by many and here in the heart of DU

#### spanone

(135,417 posts)#### Liberal In Texas

(13,331 posts)#### Backseat Driver

(4,284 posts)#### boston bean

(36,167 posts)#### OAITW r.2.0

(23,162 posts)#### edisdead

(1,807 posts)#### PCIntern

(25,156 posts)May her memory always be for a blessing.

#### mahatmakanejeeves

(56,366 posts)#### FakeNoose

(32,041 posts)May you find solace in your memories of her from happier times.

#### Kid Berwyn

(14,300 posts)Sherry never spoke a word about her own troubles. Instead, she wanted to learn what was wrong in others’ lives and with our country and politics. Then, she did all she could to help.

Please accept my sincere condolences and deepest sympathies, my Friend. Please let me know if I can be of help in any way.

DU will never be the same. Neither will our lives and hearts.

#### malaise

(266,746 posts)Sherry was a great DUer

#### Kid Berwyn

(14,300 posts)She stood up to the bastards in Dealey Plaza, in person.

#### ChazInAz

(2,517 posts)After thirty three years, my Irish love was taken from me by C-diff and pneumonia at the age of fifty-four. I found her body.

Your pain is recognized and shared. May you find peace.

#### kentuck

(110,859 posts)She was one of our best.

#### Chautauquas

(4,427 posts)I am sorry you lost a loved one.

#### XanaDUer2

(10,065 posts)#### sheshe2

(82,790 posts)May 7wo7rees rest peacefully. 💙💙💙

#### sellitman

(11,585 posts)My deepest sympathies.

#### UpInArms

(51,218 posts)You were loved by me and many more …

You will be missed

#### bigtree

(85,590 posts)...I will remember her as a very dear and engaging friend.

#### Aristus

(65,738 posts)#### Bettie

(15,880 posts)for your loss.

#### roamer65

(36,731 posts)#### brer cat

(24,062 posts)She will be missed on DU. I hope she is at peace.

#### UTUSN

(70,229 posts)#### yardwork

(61,159 posts)#### c-rational

(2,561 posts)Rest well 7wo7rees.

#### KT2000

(20,518 posts)I will remember her and wish her peace.

#### Donkees

(30,735 posts)*May it be beautiful before me.*

May it be beautiful behind me.

May it be beautiful below me.

May it be beautiful above me.

May it be beautiful all around me.

Above and below me hovers the beautiful

I am surrounded by it

I am immersed in it

The mountains, I become part of it

The herbs, the fir tree, I become part of it.

The morning mists, the clouds, the gathering waters,

I become part of it.

The wilderness, the dew drops, the pollen

I become part of it.

From the doorway of rainbow,

The path out of which is the rainbow,

The rainbow passed out with me,

The rainbow rose up with me.

Through the middle of broad fields,

The rainbow returned with me

With the rainbow hanging high over your head, come to us soaring.

With beauty before me

With beauty behind me

With beauty above me

With beauty below me

With beauty all around me

It is finished in beauty.

It is finished in beauty.

'Sa'ah naaghéi, Bik'eh hózhó

The Night Chant

May it be beautiful behind me.

May it be beautiful below me.

May it be beautiful above me.

May it be beautiful all around me.

Above and below me hovers the beautiful

I am surrounded by it

I am immersed in it

The mountains, I become part of it

The herbs, the fir tree, I become part of it.

The morning mists, the clouds, the gathering waters,

I become part of it.

The wilderness, the dew drops, the pollen

I become part of it.

From the doorway of rainbow,

The path out of which is the rainbow,

The rainbow passed out with me,

The rainbow rose up with me.

Through the middle of broad fields,

The rainbow returned with me

With the rainbow hanging high over your head, come to us soaring.

With beauty before me

With beauty behind me

With beauty above me

With beauty below me

With beauty all around me

It is finished in beauty.

It is finished in beauty.

'Sa'ah naaghéi, Bik'eh hózhó

The Night Chant

#### easttexaslefty

(1,554 posts)From the start of the iraq invasion & from camp cassey. She was a firebrand. I am sorry for your loss.

#### onecaliberal

(32,109 posts)#### Tom_Foolery

(4,688 posts)I have been here since 2004 and remember reading many of her posts.

#### CaptainTruth

(6,532 posts)Too young.

#### TdeV

(150 posts)Wishing you peace.

#### Demsrule86

(68,002 posts)#### area51

(11,812 posts)#### world wide wally

(21,696 posts)#### mac56

(17,542 posts)#### irisblue

(32,765 posts)#### H2O Man

(73,029 posts)#### Baltimike

(4,083 posts)Rest easy

#### Wild blueberry

(6,440 posts)and may you find comfort. In time the memories of good times shared will come. Please take care of yourself just now.

A feisty light has gone out. We will miss her.

Deep condolences.

#### Sogo

(4,878 posts)#### Takket

(21,258 posts)#### Permanut

(5,272 posts)We will all miss her.

#### Stinky The Clown

(67,468 posts)Deepest condolences . . . . . and thank you for sharing that glimpse of her journey.

#### Niagara

(7,015 posts)This is devastating to read. Rest In Peace, 7wo7rees.

#### CaliforniaPeggy

(148,879 posts)The shock of this huge loss is so all-consuming. Please take care of yourself!

She always had good things to say to me. I will miss her.

#### haele

(12,549 posts)Her posts were often thought provoking and always interesting. Alcohol is a cruel mistress.

Haele

#### mvd

(65,124 posts)May she rest in peace.

#### WheelWalker

(8,924 posts)#### MiHale

(9,447 posts)#### DJ Porkchop

(378 posts)I am consoled by all your kind wishes and warm support.

She would be tickled to see this thread at the top of the Greatest. DU meant everything to her.

It's really no surprise she had so many friends here. Y'all are the Greatest.

#### malaise

(266,746 posts)Always read her posts

#### mahina

(17,405 posts)Peace to her. Best luck with all. Aloha.

#### diva77

(7,560 posts)#### Faux pas

(14,516 posts)too all who knew and loved her.

#### TheBlackAdder

(27,930 posts)#### kimbutgar

(20,574 posts)Hang in there!

#### live love laugh

(12,835 posts)#### Withywindle

(9,988 posts)Thank you for taking the time to let us know, in your grief. Easy passing to her, and may you find comfort.

#### democrank

(10,990 posts)Wishing you peace

#### Pacifist Patriot

(24,643 posts)#### flying_wahini

(6,297 posts)#### pandr32

(11,341 posts)I hope you have plenty of good memories to keep her spirit alive in your heart.

#### Jarqui

(10,060 posts)More progressing that way

It doesn't get any easier.

I'm so sorry for your loss.

#### Tree Lady

(11,306 posts)#### Behind the Aegis

(53,679 posts)I am very sorry for your loss. I sincerely hope you have a support system which will help you through this difficult time.

#### ancianita

(35,530 posts)For everything marriage brings to life, I hope your good memories together help bring you healing and peace.

I love 7wo7rees, and felt that she loved DU. She's been #1 on my hearts list for years. I will remember her well, DJ, and miss her presence.

#### mike_c

(36,138 posts)Wishing you peace and healing.

#### Fla Dem

(23,155 posts)#### treestar

(82,383 posts)my condolences.

#### creeksneakers2

(7,454 posts)#### dalton99a

(80,477 posts)#### mountain grammy

(26,459 posts)She was a favorite of mine. Peace to you DJ.

#### lucca18

(1,230 posts)I am so sorry for your pain.💔

Please take care…

#### Pathwalker

(6,594 posts)to you and yours. I enjoyed her posts and will miss them.

#### orangecrush

(18,949 posts)I am on my way to an AA meeting as I read this.

I loved her posts.

#### Raine

(30,455 posts)R-I-P 7wo7rees

🙏

#### KY_EnviroGuy

(14,474 posts)"No attempts to snuff the daily rituals to beat back demons bigger than the both of us would prevail" reads like a page out of my history in the 80s. It was a miracle I survived.

Thank you for sharing and for your tireless love for her.

KY........ ......

#### Peacetrain

(22,827 posts)Our deepest sympathies..

#### LuvLoogie

(6,752 posts)My condolences to you, DJ.

#### LuckyCharms

(17,144 posts)I'm so sorry for your loss.

#### Bristlecone

(10,047 posts)#### Ocelot II

(114,537 posts)I always enjoyed her posts.

#### grantcart

(53,061 posts)can help you shoulder this burden.

Best of luck.